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Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The VW Decomposable Roofrack -- April Fool's Day, 1991
Volkswagen ran an ad in the London Times promoting a car featuring a "decomposable roofrack." The tagline read, "It's not an April fool. It's a Volkswagen."

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